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11/19 - 14h00

Cake Running Out on Grey Power

Another cockpit night with squalls coming through.  One wipeout, right over on our side until I managed to get across the cockpit and let the mains sheet go and get the Auto pilot back on.  We had too much canvas up for anything but a very small angle right downwind just trying to stop Mura getting too far away.  I took in the first reef to make the boat more managheable, but we are still getting bursts of over 20 knots speed on occasions.

Under 1000 miles to go to the finish just after 1500 your time yesterday That is a straight line though, and we shall have to put in a gybe.   Its the timing of that gybe which will matter from a tactical perspective.

The official time on the boat is now 3 hours behind the UK.   TYhis is because I am more than 45 degrees west longitude, so the sun rises 3 hours after the UK.   Just as it rises about 20 minutes later than London in Cornwall.

I doubt the cake will last to the finish.  Its a quarter disappeared already!


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